Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science / Bachelor of Psychological Science

James Cook University JCU

The first year of the joint program provides a foundation in both psychological science and sport/exercise science. In addition academic studies, students complete 140 hours of practical placement to develop their personal and professional skills within a range of settings. In later years, students undertake a core program in sport and exercise science and study complementary electives in psychological science. The psychology options provide opportunities for study incorporating cultural competence and Indigenous and anthropological perspectives of Australian peoples. These culturally enriched studies include, for example, intercultural psychology, and forensic, social, counselling and personality psychology, and are designed to develop students' commitment to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. With one further year of accredited study, graduates are eligible for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Course Fee:


International: $157,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; English (4,SA), Maths A, B or C (4,SA); Recommended: any one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Health Education or Physical Education. Students must provide evidence of immunisation and a current First Aid/CPR certificate within the first teaching period of their studies. A Suitability to work with Children Card (Blue Card) is required prior to the first clinical placement. Some placement agencies require students to produce a current Australian Federal Police check.

Structure:

114 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Sport and exercise science; Psychological science

Study Pathways:

An honours year is available in sport and exercise science or psychological science for candidates who meet academic requirements.

Further information:

International student visa-holders must not enrol in more than a third of the total credit points for the course in online, distance or external study. Graduates of this course who wish to become fully registered as psychologists must complete an accredited fourth year course (e.g. GDipPsych or BPsychSc(Hons)) plus two years of supervised practice in the field; or an accredited masters degree (e.g. Master of Psychology) with one further year of supervised practice.

Recognition:

Exercise and Sports Science Australia. Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00117J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Townsville No info No Full time 5 years
Townsville No info No Part time 10 years

Study for life

JCU’s commitment to providing you with the skills needed to be job-ready is consistently rewarded with a five-star rating for ‘full-time graduate employment’ (The Good Universities Guide 2018). JCU graduates are also leading the way in employer satisfaction, receiving the highest rating in a national report (QILT 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey).

University study areas

  • Arts (Social Sciences)
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Dentistry
  • Diploma of Higher Education
  • Education 
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Practice
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medicine
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Planning
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Speech Pathology
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Veterinary Science

Flexible learning options

You can choose an on-campus university lifestyle, study online and externally, or combine the two options. Within your degree, you also have the flexibility to enrol in a major from one discipline while broadening your knowledge by taking electives from other JCU disciplines. 

As part of your degree, you may also have the exciting opportunity to study overseas with one of JCU's many partner universities.

Campus locations

JCU is a multi-campus institution with our main campuses in the tropical cities of Cairns, Singapore and Townsville. A Russo Higher Education-run campus in Brisbane offers courses for international students and we have study centres in Mount Isa, Thursday Island and Mackay.

Progressive facilities

Huge investments in university infrastructure ensure you enjoy modern facilities, including: 

  • Technologically advanced lecture theatres that support teaching and learning 
  • A dental clinic
  • A variety of vet and dry laboratories 
  • Speech and language clinic
  • Exercise physiology and movement analysis labs
  • Veterinary hospital
  • Modern libraries
  • Computer labs 
  • Recording studio
  • Lighting studio
  • Art galleries
  • Accommodation halls of residence.

Field work at amazing locations

JCU’s access to the most spectacular and diverse natural laboratories in the world offer advantages to you that cannot be overstated. Field site environments for research on coral reefs, tropical rainforests, coastal wetlands, woodland savannahs and the arid outback are all available in

our backyard. The university has field research stations available for field trips, study and research, including: 

  • JCU Fletcherview Research Station
  • JCU Orpheus Island Research Station
  • JCU Veterinary Teaching Resource Centre (Malanda)
  • JCU Daintree Rainforest Observatory.

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